TLM Online Presents: Sex Workers and the COVID-19 Crisis

  • Wednesday, April 29, 2020
  • 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
As with many industries, San Francisco’s shelter-in-place order decimated the sex work industry.
Due to lack of support from the government, workers face the difficult choice of sheltering-in-place and losing income or having to work and risk exposure to COVID-19. Beyond the impacts on other industries, sex workers are further marginalized by stigma, explicit exclusion from federal relief efforts, and criminalization.
For sex workers and other workers in informal economies, governmental relief has been insufficient to meet need—but as with all workers, sex workers need economic relief so they can shelter in place and help all of San Francisco stay home.
Join the Tenderloin Museum for a digital panel in which sex workers and community organizers from the Rad Mission Neighbors, US PROStitutes Collective, and St. James Infirmary speak out on the urgent need for the decriminalization of sex work and how organizing around sex workers’ needs makes the city safer for all its residents. Moderated by local historian and activist Ivy Anderson, participants will learn about local legislative measures aimed at ensuring the support and safety of sex workers—and how to join the mutual aid effort to provide emergency aid to sex workers now.
Free | Suggested donation of $10
All donations will go directly to vulnerable members of the community.
The event is limited to 500 attendees.
Zoom link will be sent on the day of the event to those who register.